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Main Title Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of printed plastic bags /
Author Kirsch, F. William. ; Looby, G. P.
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Author Title of a Work
Looby, Gwen P.
CORP Author University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600-M-90-017
Stock Number PB91-179036
OCLC Number 24997314
Subjects Waste minimization--Research--Tennessee ; Bags--Research--Tennessee ; Plastic containers--Research--Tennessee ; Plastic container industry--Environmental aspects--Tennessee
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Plastic bags ; Waste management ; Assessments ; Industrial wastes ; Laminated plastics ; Laminates ; Manufacturing ; Adhesives ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction ; SIC 20-39
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD793.9.K59 1990 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-M-90-017 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/02/2013
EJED  EPA 600/M-90-017 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 05/07/1999
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-M-90-017 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-M-90-017 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/20/2014
NTIS  PB91-179036 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 3 pages ; 28 cm.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has funded a pilot project to assist small- and medium-size manufacturers who want to minimize their generation of hazardous waste but who lack the expertise to do so. Waste Minimization Assessment Centers (WMACs) were established at selected universities and procedures were adapted from the EPA Waste Minimization Opportunity Assessment Manual (EPA/625/7-88/003, July 1988). The WMAC team at the University of Tennessee performed an assessment at a plant manufacturing printed plastic bags for snack foods--approximately 1.8 million lb/yr. Plastic stock is ink printed and oven cured. To make single-layer bags, a heat seal process is used, and the bags are then packaged and shipped. For certain products, a plastic or metalized film is laminated to the printed plastic film, the rolls are slit to obtain individual bags, and the bags are packaged and shipped. The team's report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated the most waste was generated in the lamination process and that the greatest savings could be obtained by installing an automatic adhesive/solvent mixing system to reduce (75%) the waste from the unused metalized film adhesive/solvent mixture.
Caption title. Shipping list no.: 91-218-P. "Dec. 1990." "EPA/600-M-90-017."